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Breakfast Potato Bites To Go

By Macki West |

Even though the school year is coming to a close I’m still looking for shortcuts in the morning. That’s when I decided to make one of my kids favorite breakfasts, potatoes, eggs and cheese in a mini muffin tin. Usually this breakfast is saved for the weekend because even with store bought shredded potatoes it still takes at least 20 minutes to make which doesn’t cut it for hurried weekday mornings. Now with a tiny bit of planning ahead (making it the day before), I can freeze these little potato nuggets and pop them in the microwave or roster oven for a quick breakfast even on the go. Keep reading for the full recipe…

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Breakfast Potato Bites To Go

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Breakfast Potato Bites To Go Recipe

1 package of pre shredded potatoes (I used simply potatoes found next to the eggs in the grocery store)

3 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 finely chopped onion (optional)

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and thoroughly grease a mini muffin pan (you may need more than one, I used 1 plus 5 mini muffins). Pour potatoes into a bowl, add the salt, garlic powder and onion, stir to combine. Pour in the egg and give it another stir, then add the cheese and mix it all up. Spoon into mini muffin tins and bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown and tops and edges begin to get crispy. Eat warm, or cool and freeze into individual packs and heat for about 20 seconds in the microwave. Yay, breakfast is make for the whole week!

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Macki West is a unique and original wild-woman at heart who happens to be wrapped around her three kids fingers. She founded Cool Mom Tips and contributes to Prudent Baby, Cooking With My Kid, Babble’s Family Kitchen, and Babble Pregnancy. Read bio and latest posts → Read Macki's latest posts →

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9 thoughts on “Breakfast Potato Bites To Go

  1. Isaac says:


  2. Dee says:

    Looks great, I’d love to try them – how many potatoes would you use if you didn’t buy it in a package? (or what is the weight of the package?) – I don’t think I can buy potato already shredded in Australia, I have never seen it.

  3. Cecilia says:

    My incredibly picky 4 year old (who usually refuses to eat anything but peanut butter & jelly waffle sandwiches for breakfast) was super hesitant to try these, but once he finally gave in and tasted one, he gobbled down 6 more! Super yummy and a great way to mix up breakfast a bit. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Anabelle says:

    Same question as Dee, if not using package of already shredded potatoes, how many potatoes can I use and what size??

  5. Pat says:

    What size frozen shredded potatoes do I use for the breakfast potato

  6. Sky says:

    You can use one egg per one medium-sized potato, then everything else is just to taste. I just made a batch; half in mini pans and half in regular sized muffin pans. The larger pans don’t seem to allow the potatoes to cook all the way through, unfortunately. Not enough to not eat, but not super fantastic either.

    The Simply Potatoes package has about 3.5 cups of potatoes, so you can also use that as a unit of measurement.

  7. Ashley says:

    I’m new at cooking alot. I wasn’t sure what size package of potatoes to get but I guess I got a big bag. 11/4cups with 10 servings per bag. Oops.

  8. Lara says:

    AFter I read the reviews I was skeptical but wanted to make these for horse show finger food. I used 2 lb bag hash browns and the amounts she listed in the recipe, however I added a can of cream of chicken soup bc that is what my hash brown casserole recipe uses.
    when you bake these you put the pan on the bottom shelf and bake for almost an hour, that way you get the crispy crust everyone wants with the potato.
    That is the key… they were so yummy.

  9. tamara says:

    where is the printable version of this recipe??

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